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Sweet Pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Aunt Pat
Added: Sunday, October 19, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cucumbers
Vinegar
Powdered Alum
Sugar
Pickling Spice

Directions:
Directions:
Wash cucumbers, make a brine that will hold an egg. Soak cucumbers in brine for 3 days. Take of of brine and split cucumber, remove the seeds and cut in small strips. Put in weakened vinegar to taste. Add 3 or 4 Tbsp powdered alum to a dish pan of pickles. Simmer for 2 hours. DO NOT BOIL, but so hot that you can hardly stir by hand. Drain again.
To 2 qts of sugar, 1 qt of vinegar bring to a boil, add 3 oz of mixed pickling spice.
Pour off for 3 mornings - heat and add 1 cup vinegar and 2 cups of sugar each morning. On the 3rd morning, pack and seal.

 

 

 

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